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Poster: turnphilup Date: Dec 6, 2009 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Eighties

My old tape collection had few tapes from the eighties. '81 to '87 in particularly. Since most of you formheads seem to have got on the bus in the early eighties,('88 for me, but it was not because of TOG) I have a request. I need to add to my already overloaded hard drive. What show in each year is a must have. For instance 1980-#1)Warfield #2)RCMH 1981-#1)?. and so on. Links would be great. If this has come up before, I must have missed it. I mostly lurk here and hope things have chilled out some. I will try to stay true to why we came here in the first place. Peace

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 6, 2009 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

One(6/21)has already been mentioned. I think you may want to complete the West High Trilogy


6/19/1980

6/20/1980

then there was this thread on the subject...
First Foray Into 80s Dead - Where To Start??

I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as most of the responders here, but I now what I like and I know how to find previous recommendations from those "in the know".


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 6, 2009 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

This is the only show from the 80's that doesnt make me nauseous...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-16.sbd.miller.30647.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

cliff, I don't think you get it. The dude's "In The Dark" and requesting some info on downloading the "Reckoning" runs.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 6, 2009 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

" This is the only show from the 80's that doesnt make me nauseous..."

not to bring up the old Cliff and WilliamTell debate but really what bands were you seeing live during those years that were better? I saw more than my share and I have to tell you I haven't seen very many bands conjure up the magic that the GD did on an average night.

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

lol...huh ?

XY
I have recently acquired a few Sony ECM50 mics.

First impressions - they sound fine, but aren't exactly subtle-looking by today's standards.

But at one time they were apparently the industry-standard, particularly in TV, news studios etc.

Anyone got any comments on them? Are people still using them? In theatres? I've got a number of radio mic packs that they can be used with...



ps - confession time: I actually.... no, I'll save that one for later.

YY

I'll show my age and admit that I remember the ECM-50/55 mics from way back when in my TV days. As big as they seem now, they were considered amazing in their day (mid 70s I'd guess) because they were the first "tie clip" microphone to come into common use. Before then, lavaliers really WERE lavaliers in the true sense of the word: if you look it up, it means a pendant hung around the neck. Prior to the 55 we used various brands of mic about the size of a man's thumb, hung round the neck on a cord. OT aside: if we wanted to hide the pre-55 lavs, they went under they shirt, enclosed in a condom to minimise clothing rustle. It was the job of the most junior technician to go to the chemist every few weeks and buy 50 condoms at one go!

It's many years since I've heard a 50/55, but I seem to recall the sounded pretty good but with a pronouced roll off at higher frequencies. If memory serves, they didn't have much response above 13 or 14 kHz.

I've never tried them in the theatre, only clipped to ties and lapels in a TV studio. You'd need a pretty good head of hair to try a hairline mount though!

The only thing that occurs is that the mics you have are probably 20-30 years old. I have absolutely no idea what that sort of age will do to performance on an electret mic.

YY

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 6, 2009 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

Hey Cliff, did you go to this show? I think it was the last show I saw in a small fieldhouse environment - no seats, just how I like it. I'm glad to see it gets your discriminating nod. Dan

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 6, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

have you tried http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-06.sbd-patched.wiley.16785.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

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Grateful Dead Forums

— you should include these 2 shows —

GD June 21, 1980 Anchorage

GD Oct 17, 1983 Lake Placid


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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-25.menke.vernon.7303.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd80-09-26.menke.vernon.7304.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-09-27.nak300.walker-scotton.miller.89006.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-09-30.fob-nak700.ellner-marino.gmb.89554.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-02.nak700.ellner.mandell.gmb.89111.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-03.nak700.ellner.koucky.89128.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-06.nak700.ellner.koucky.89169.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-07.nak700.ellner.koucky.89189.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-10.fob-nak700.ellner-marino.gmb.89560.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-11.fob-nak700.ellner-marino.gmb.89615.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-14.fob-nak700.ellner-marino.gmb.89632.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 9:34pm
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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Dec 7, 2009 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

80:9-2, 9-6, 10-27, 11-30

81:3-10, 5-1, 5-6, 8-28, 9-12, 12-31

82:4-18, 4-19, 8-3, 8-10, 10-10

83:6-30, 9-11, 10-11, 10-15, 10-17, 10-21

84:6-30, 7-13, 7-15, 10-12

85:3-28, 6-30, 7-1

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 7, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

"This is the only show from the 80's that doesnt make me nauseous..."

Shows after 1968 are ridiculous and make me want to self-medicate.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2009 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

"Shows after 1968 are ridiculous and make me want to self-medicate"

Well, actually, if you were a little more open minded, perhaps you could make it to 71 with just a little bit of non-prescription assistance...I know I can; but, good to see 68 get its due.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 7, 2009 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

1981 was their best 80's year IMO.

Start with 5/1/81 which has an excellent AUD at this very site and go from there.

For '82 check out 4/3/82 and for '83 check out the Hartford Oct. shows and for '84 go directly to 10/12/84, the best show of that year.

From '85-'88 I can't say anything stands out but in '89 they re-gathered their greatness...go to the July Alpine Valley shows and rejoice (7/17-19/89)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2009 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

Hey Grendel--assume you know the difference between one post and a dumbass dumble (hmmm...will leave that "double" + "dumb" typo!) post!

My bad...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 8, 2009 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

Breathe easy, my friend. All is well ;-)

I was sincere about my 80's post...no question my favorite Dead year is 1977 by a LONG shot, but I still recognize there are fine shows to be found in any era (save '93-95)...so I was just pointing out that if you're looking specifically for an 80's show, I would delve into 1981 first and etc. etc., as I mentioned.

To me, the "golden road" of the Dead's peak years is still 1972-1977.

Next best: 1978-1983, followed by 1989-90, and then 1984 solo.

My pick for worst stretches is 1985-88, and of course '93-95.

Your preferred years of 1966-1970 or so--to me--fall in about the same realm as '78-'83....they probably were a better band in terms of energy in those early years, but I prefer the later 'sound" of the 70's as opposed to that distinctive acid-rock sound of the late 60's (of course, Pig was a huge plus in those years and his contribution can't be glossed over...he was one of a kind.)

As for the recovery, slow but steady. I'm impatient...gotta remember my body's been thru a big trauma and it's been less then 4 weeks since surgery so i have to try to remain patient (easier said than done!)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 8, 2009 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

I know the feeling on the "patience/patient" front! Assume you lined up some good books, and of course, good music for the down time...and be sure to start back slow and steady with rehab/resumption of exercise and the like; don't overdo it, as will be your inclination I am sure...I have always discovered a second or even third "weak link" when recovering from one injury/surg procedure (ie, post knee, the back acts up; post back, the hip; do I sound as old as I feel?)...and, forgetting your age for the moment, take the advice of my orthopedic surgeon: "Tell, since your contract in that city league wasn't picked up for more than $100k, I think it's time to give up on basketball for your recreational excercise" (toughest thing a doctor ever told me to do...I was impressed that he joked about the contract biz knowing how much I wanted/needed to be able to play ball again).

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 8, 2009 3:50pm
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"tell" me about it!

I played in a senior mens' baseball league 2 summers ago and had the time of my life (even tho' I could barely make it to first on a hard hit single to the outfield). Now I've got to wait at least a year before even thinking of trying that again.

Reading material has been a plus, though. I finally had the time to do something I always wanted to, which is to really actually read and finish one of the "classics", and to my delight, i have been totally enthralled with "The Idiot", by Dostoevsky. One of the greatest books I've ever read.

As for music, it's been a ton of JGB stuff...love the new "Let it Rock" release.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2009 3:49pm
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Hey Grendel--assume you knew I was being sarcastic to the sarcastic (I assume too)! But hey, seriously--isn't 77-78 your fav time period? Do I have that wrong? I was thinking of SDH as the 79-82 guy...

For what it's worth, I did see them then--but only a few times in 81...nothing like the number in 77 and 78 that the two of us have spoken of a few times before.

So, hope the health recovery biz is going as well as can be expected for you; I wish it weren't the number one priority of each and everyday I wake up and log on here, but as my old man always said, "it beats the Hell out of the alternative!" (ie, dying, NOT not loggiing on!).

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 7, 2009 5:32pm
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Yes I was being sarcastic. Personally I hated the early organ and could hardly see beyond the quaint toyness until Two from the Vault.

I have a friend that seems afraid to listen after 1977, for fear of being taken over by Jerry's dark passenger I think. I love the Brent years and beyond, even if was formulaic and passionless a third of the time.

Why dismiss a popular period outright and alienate half the fans?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2009 8:25pm
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I knew that; was just joking myself...I am sure it gets old to hear about my early era bias, but I don't think I alienate anyone by my biases...at least I hope not; I think even the newbies catch on that my ranting and raving about early era stuff is all in good fun. But of course, you and I would defend anyone's right to defend what they like for whatever reasons they have, given the subjective nature of it all. I certainly have no problem with the folks that only like the 80s, or whatever it might be.

And, I defn hear you about the organ biz early on!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Dec 8, 2009 6:40pm
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No it wasn't you that seemed to be at the epicenter of the bad trip forum embroil last week.

I was trying to point out, lamely though, the connection of someone who won't listen to newer shows complaining about a forum filled with 80-90s fans.

I'll still listen to newer shows, like 9-12-85 Kaiser just today, and like it. Even though I belated concluded that 68-69 was great and 72-74 are unbeatable, many ballads are as good -- & poignantly aged -- in the 80s-90s as any time.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:32pm
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What a good year to have stopped! (82)...great minds think alike...

Hey Arb: "FB" moment--one of my kids saw me with the recent "package" and said "crap! this guy's just LIKE you!" (he saw the detailed sheet with info!).

Not sure if you should be happy or a bit worried to hear that.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:58pm
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that is pretty funny actually, however, if i didn't have some sort of system in place, i'd never be able to find anything except the mess i made

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 6, 2009 11:22pm
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1980 - The Summer Solstice (6-19 to 6-21) in Alaska, and here's one from Maine with a truly spectacular second set: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-09-04.fob.nak700.rolfe.miller.93783.sbeok.flac24

1981 - Not overly familiar with this year but this is a show I really enjoyed (very sweet matrix as well): http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-02-26.mtx.chappell.sb02a.28383.sbefail.flac16

1982 - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-09.sonyecm220T.fixed.keshavan.miller.93825.flac24 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-10.aud.keshavan.bertha.77325.sbeok.flac16 (both the playing and the quality of the recording is fantastic!)

1983 - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-09-11.senn441.silberman.clugston.23224.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 7, 2009 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Eighties

80-well covered already here.
81- great year hard to go wrong with much. 8-31-81 is one that is usually one the top list though.
82- another solid year I'm liking the 9-20 & 21 MSG shows right now.
83- Look to the fall, 10-15 & 17 come to mind as truly mind blowing.
84- Still some great stuff Hard to choose the best but 6-24 Saratoga is up there.
85- still some strong playing but Jerry is falling apart vocally this year. My pick 3-31 Portland.
86- pre-coma 3-19 Hampton, Post- 12-30 Oakland
87- There is a reason this is one of the most downloaded here: 4-3 Worcester, but the whole run is excellent.
88- I'm going to ditto Dogsinapile on 6-30 but there is some great stuff on the spring tour like 3-31 & 4-1.
89- The Boys are back, lots of great stuff. 7-7 hasn't been mentioned so I'll put that one up.
Not a definitive list for sure but someplace to start maybe.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:01pm
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Go to Deadhook and check out the top ten list.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:05pm
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Max, thats like walking into a restaurant and telling the people dining there to go eat somewhere else :)

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 6, 2009 4:35pm
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ever eatin at Denny's???

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 6, 2009 5:26pm
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Nobody goes there anymore. Its too crowded.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 6, 2009 6:27pm
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funny

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:17pm
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But Max is Deadhook's "Head Chef"

And Max, you could've given the brother a link

http://www.deadhookforums.com/showthread.php?t=12686

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:35pm
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Hey...wait a minute...deja vu all over again.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2009 2:19pm
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I didn't see it until I had posted that.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2009 2:29pm
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I knew that...(boy, you are getting coverage today my friend! And deserved at that...).

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:52pm
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Yup, deja vu indeed!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:59pm
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Hey again! A "nonDEAD" post that makes perfect sense for one and all...you are going to fit right in here (no jokes, boys). Oh, and just to explain, this is NOT sarcasm either--it's plain old Forum Exuberance...from the one that overuses "!" and sometimes emoticons too.

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 6:33pm
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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2009 8:33pm
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Now THAT's an emoticon...

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 8:56pm
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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2009 2:19pm
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Your point being?

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Poster: gellin'10 Date: Dec 6, 2009 3:30pm
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1980 ;]>

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 6, 2009 4:37pm
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now that calls for a (((((((((group hug)))))))))))))))

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 6, 2009 1:43pm
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I've found this site to be a fun place to poke around for suggested shows from all the years. Here's starting at 1980

http://www.themusicarchive.com/garcia/dead-1e.htm

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 6, 2009 9:04pm
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Excellent mention. Thank you. I genuinely appreciate it.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 6, 2009 2:06pm
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2 I come back to often:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-10-15.sbd.harrell.7313.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-04-01.fob.sonyECM220t.kirschner.miller.95693.sbeok.flac16






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